Man Arrested in Kidnapping of 4 Month Old Child


By Crandall Sims

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- An man is behind bars tonight charged in connection with the kidnapping of a four-month old Orangeburg county child earlier this month.

26 year old Rondell Robert Washington is charged with burglary, kidnapping, unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person and assault and battery.

We're told Washington was found after an extensive search by Orangeburg County officials and the North Charleston Police Department.

A week ago, authorities say, Washington and six other unknown suspects broke into a home on Catamount Road, in Orangeburg County, and took the baby.

One of the suspects reportedly struck a 52-year-old woman in the head with a gun while she was protecting a child.

The 4-month-old baby was found a short time later in Berkeley County, unharmed.

Authorities are continuing to search for the remaining six suspects in this case. If you have any information, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

You have indicated this comment should be removed.


The comment has been submitted for review. Thank you .

hootie said on Wednesday, Jan 22 at 9:20 PM

LIFE IN PRISON w/o parole or bond for this SAVAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Inappropriate? Alert Us!

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

ABC Columbia and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Most Popular

Current: 72°
High: 72°
Low: 72°
Wind: 5 MPH
Pressure: 29.94
Humidity: 68 %

What's on WOLOTV Full Schedule